Prince Charles breaks his public silence to thank well-wishers after being diagnosed with cancer
Why it matters
The public statement from Prince Charles about his cancer diagnosis is significant as it marks his first public acknowledgment of the situation and highlights the impact of the news on the royal family.
What the papers say
The Independent reports on Prince Charles expressing gratitude for public support following his cancer diagnosis, while The Times and The Scotsman also cover his public acknowledgment of the situation. Metro provides background on the Princess of Wales' recovery from surgery.
How we got here
The news of Prince Charles' cancer diagnosis was preceded by a statement from Kensington Palace about the Princess of Wales' recovery from surgery. Prince William had postponed his duties to support his wife's recovery and is now returning to work.
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Charles, Prince of Wales is the heir apparent to the British throne as the eldest child of Queen Elizabeth II. He has been Duke of Cornwall and Duke of Rothesay since 1952, and he is the oldest and longest-serving heir apparent in British history.